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The Thin Man Film Summary & Analysis

Woody Van Dyke
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Essay Questions

Explain how greed can destroy relationships, both professionally and personally.

How is the issue of size often used as a way of defining a character's personality?

Discuss the implications of using the suit of a "fat man" to camouflage Wynant's body.

How does Nick's exaggerated nonchalance about life enable him to be a more effective detective?

Compare Nick's attitude towards detective work with that of one of Hammett's other notable characters, Sam Spade.

Movie watchers often consider Nick Charles to be the film's titular thin man; however, the thin man is actually Clyde Wynant. Give reasons explaining why this mistaken assumption is often made.

Although the movie takes place during the Great Depression, Nick and Nora Charles still manage to enjoy a gay and carefree existence because of Nora's wealth. Compare their lifestyle to the average American's lifestyle at that time.

An old adage, "Be...

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